:Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
Sweden/Finland/Germany, 2016, 80 min
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Around the globe, there is a massive commercial rush for farmland – the new green gold. One of the most profitable new spots for farming is Ethiopia. Hoping for export revenues, the Ethiopian government leases millions of hectares of allegedly unused land to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side - the most massive forced evictions in modern history, lost livelihoods of small farmers, harsh repression and a vicious spiral of violence. Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates foreign land-investments and exposes their impact on people’s lives.
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Joakim Demmer was born and grew up in southern Sweden. After studying photography, he began working as a cameraman and film editor in Scandinavia. From 1995-2001 he studied directing at the German Academy of Film and Television (dffb) in Berlin. Since his graduation, he has been working as a filmmaker and cinematographer in Sweden and Germany.
CPH:DOX 2017. Sheffield Doc/fest 2017. DocVille IDFF 2017. DOK.fest, Munich 2017. San Francisco Green FF 2017.
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